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Certified Financial Planner® Board Approved Program

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Institute of Personal Financial Planning
Undergraduate Program
Roxanne Martens, M.S., CFP®

Personal Financial Planning
Kansas State University
313 Justin Hall
1324 Lovers Lane
Manhattan, KS 66506-1403

785-532-5505 fax

Undergraduate Degree Program

StudentsKansas State University’s Personal Financial Planning undergraduate degree program — offered through the School of Family Studies and Human Services (FSHS) in the College of Human Ecology — is now available on-campus and online!

Being in the College of Human Ecology encourages students to focus first on people. Coursework in family relationships and decision making help students understand the dynamics of working with clients. Coupled with rigorous coursework in personal financial planning, students are eligible to sit for the Certified Financial Planner examination upon graduation. 

Kansas State University is the only university in the United States to have students advance to the final round of the National Financial Planning competition each year! Come join a winning program with ample career opportunities!

What can you do with a career in PFP?

Personal financial planners help families and individuals understand financial products, how they work, and the role of the family in making financial decisions, such as saving for college or retirement. The emphasis on how money management affects families and their futures gives our programs a human dimension — and graduates an edge.

Our program prepares students for careers in industry, banking, retirement planning, estate planning, personnel benefits, real estate, insurance, investments, and consumer affairs. Whether you want to be an investment consultant or a retirement benefits advisor, whether you want to join a corporation or an independent firm, you’ll find challenging work that enables you to change the futures of individuals and families.

CFP Board Approved Program

Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. owns the marks CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, and CFP (with flame logo)®, which it awards to individuals who successfully complete initial and ongoing certification requirements. Kansas State University does not certify individuals to use the CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and CFP (with flame logo)® certification marks. CFP® Certification is granted only by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc. to those persons who, in addition to completing an educational requirement such as this CFP Board-Registered Program, have met its ethics, experience and examination requirements.

Faculty Perspectives

Drs. Martin Seay
and Ann Coulson

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